The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 followed highly charged discussions between the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, protracted congressional negotiations, and rancorous debate across the country. Five years later, Steven Brill reports on how the legislation was passed in America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System. But Nancy-Ann DeParle, one of the key Obama Administration architects of the legislation, was there, and she has her own, very different insider story to tell. What actually happened behind the scenes? Should anything have been done differently? Is health reform working and what have we learned?
Speakers: Steven Brill Nancy-Ann DeParle Julie Rovner, Moderator